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  • Former Utah Air Guardsmen saves children from icy river

    "Oh, this is going to be cold," thought Chris Willden as he threw off his jacket and jumped into an icy Utah river on January 1.Armed with a gun, a knife, and years of police training, Willden, a former police officer and Utah Air National Guardsman, didn't think twice about diving into the freezing water to try to save survivors of a car crash on
  • Highest ranking position in the Utah ANG changes command

    The highest ranking position in the Utah Air National Guard changed hands during a ceremony on base December 3. During the change-of-command ceremony, Brig. Gen. Wayne E. Lee officially relinquished command as Assistant Adjutant General for Air, commander of the Utah Air National Guard, to Brig. Gen. David R. Fountain.As a show of gratitude for
  • General retires after 38 years of service

    Brig. Gen. Wayne E. Lee, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, retired December 3 following a Change of Command ceremony for the Utah Air National Guard State Headquarters.Lee has been a member of the United States Air Force since 1968. Upon completing basic training, Lee spent part of his initial enlistment at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam.
  • 151st MDG train for deployment in EMEDS mass-casualty exercise

    During a mock chlorine-tanker explosion, 67 personnel from the 151st Medical Group evacuated and treated 73 patients during an Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) exercise at the Utah Air National Guard base November 5 and 6. EMEDS is a certification review field exercise and mobility requirement which prepares medical personnel for deployment.
  • "Chicken Soup" contributor speaks to senior leadership

    As part of the Utah National Guard Commanders Conference held September 18, motivational speaker Dan Clark, one of the primary contributors to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, spoke to the UTNG senior leadership, concluding the conference. Clark said he has spoken at numerous Air Force events across the country, but said he never had the
  • Utah ANG helps Hill AFB tackle deadline for new F-22 workload

    In order to meet a tight deadline for the 309th Software Maintenance Group's new F-22 Raptor workload, Hill Air Force Base requested the Utah Air National Guard's help to install a cable infrastructure September 6 to 30. Eight cable technicians from the 130th Engineering Installation Squadron augmented Hill AFB's current workforce to install a
  • Airmen and Family Readiness encourages members, families to stop by

    Jill Lukes sits at her desk in her soothing blue office as she thumbs through a stack of financial resources for a military spouse. Lukes, the Airmen and Family Readiness Program manager for the Utah Air National Guard, recently moved offices and now resides in the back of the 151st Force Support Squadron area. Lukes' office, fully equipped with
  • Utah Guard's deployment service recognized this Governor's Day

    As part of the 58th annual Governor's Day celebration, approximately 5,000 Utah Air and Army National Guardsmen marched in a pass-and-review parade before the commander in chief of the Utah National Guard, Governor Gary R. Herbert, at Camp Williams September 17. Alongside the Adjutant General of Utah, Maj. Gen. Brian L. Tarbet, Herbert conducted an
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